Groundbreaking ceremony for mixed-use congregation in Falls Church Area

FALLS CHURCH, VA – Developers broke ground on Wednesday for The Townhomes at Graham Park, a new 8.3 acre townhouse development on Route 50 in the Falls Church area of ​​Fairfax County.

The development will include 172 townhouses priced at a mid-range $ 600,000, 22 of which will be enrolled in Fairfax County’s Affordable Housing Program.

The Townhomes at Graham Park project is adjacent to the revitalized Graham Park shopping center, which offers a mix of restaurants, clothing stores and service providers anchored by Giant Food. The Townhomes at Graham Park are being developed by GP VA Associates LLC, a subsidiary of EYA LLC

“It’s not just another development. It is in the revitalization and transformation of part of the county that we need to continue this dynamic, ”said Jeffrey McKay, Chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, of The Townhomes at Graham Park.

The part of the shopping center formerly known as Loehmann’s Plaza and anchored by Loehmann’s is being converted into a mixed-use townhouse complex with new parks and facade improvements on parts of the shopping center.

Rendering of the townhomes in Graham Park. (Courtesy GP VA Associates LLC)

Speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony on December 1, along with McKay, included Penelope Gross, Vice Chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; William O’Donnell, Head of Planning for Fairfax County’s Zone Assessment Department; Evan Goldman, executive vice president, acquisitions and development, EYA; and Deidre Johnson, vice president of asset management at Federal Realty.

In March, EYA completed the purchase of the 8.3 hectare property in. away Graham park Federal Realty Plaza. After more than a year of working closely with Gross, Fairfax County’s Mason District Supervisor and the local community, EYA received approval for the 177-unit project from the Fairfax County Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors.

EYA is also the lead developer of West Falls Church Economic Development in the city of Falls Church. Federal Realty, which includes Falls Plaza on West Broad Street in Falls Church, retained ownership of 10.3 acres of the former Loehmann’s Plaza, which is anchored by a huge supermarket and houses other retail stores.

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